Marriage License

The Office of the City Clerk issues marriage licenses daily without an appointment from 8:30 AM until 3:30 PM. Please arrange to arrive with your spouse before or by 3:30pm and plan to spend up to 30 minutes for processing. You can download the Marriage License Application from this page, or pick two up at the City Clerk’s office in person. If you print this page prior to coming to the office, PLEASE PRINT TWO AND DO NOT SIGN THEM BEFOREHAND. There is a $40.00 fee which includes the license and a certificate of marriage.We accept cash and checks, only.

The license you receive has a NY State mandated 24 hour waiting period before it may be used and is valid for 59 days thereafter. You MUST be at least 18 years of age to apply for this license without parental consent and both parties to this marriage must appear in person in the Office of the City Clerk to sign the license. Licenses obtained in the City of Troy may be used anywhere in New York State. No refunds given once license is issued.

If this is NOT your first marriage, please have all original sealed divorce papers with Judge’s signature or a sealed certificate of death for a deceased spouse. This includes ALL divorces and/or deaths. If your Birth Certificate is from another COUNTRY, it must be TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH AND NOTARIZED as Certified before presenting it for a Marriage License.

New York State Requires an ID and Original Birth Record
You must have one item from each of the groups below:

Group 1 – Driver’s License, Valid Passport, Employment Picture ID (No Benefit Cards)

Group 2 – Original sealed Birth Certificate, Baptismal Record with date of birth, or Naturalization Record with date of birth & Certified Copy of Divorce Decree if previously married.

Copy of Marriage License

You can get a copy of your marriage certificate mailed to you. You must send a copy of your Drivers License, a check for $10.00 made payable to the Troy City Clerk, the date of your marriage, your husband’s full name and your wife’s maiden name. Upon receipt of the above information, we will forward the marriage certificate to the address you provided, if you obtained your Marriage License from this office.

Genealogy Search

The City Clerk’s office performs genealogy searches for marriages only. If you require searches for Birth or Death records you must contact the Office of Vital Records at (518) 279-7309.

Marriage Records date back to November of 1881. An Genealogical Services Application must be filled out and accompanied by a check for $22.00 for each search payable to the Troy City Clerk. Mail the application and payment to the City Clerk’s office, 433 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 or you may drop the request off at the Clerk’s office. We ask that one week be given to complete the search.


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